Pakan, Sarawak

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For the state constituency represented in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly, see Pakan (state constituency).
Pakan, Nanga Wak
Pakan, Nanga Wak is located in Borneo Topography
Pakan, Nanga Wak
Pakan, Nanga Wak
Coordinates: 1°53′00″N 111°41′00″E / 1.88333°N 111.68333°E / 1.88333; 111.68333
Malaysia  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
Administrative Division Sarikei
Government
 • Ruling party Barisan Nasional
 • Elected representative Tan Sri Dato' Sri William Mawan Ikom
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Population (2014[1])
 • Total 32,209

Pakan, Nanga Wak is a small town in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located in Sarikei Division. It lies approximately 153.8 kilometres (96 mi) east-northeast of the state capital, Kuching. The district population (as of the 2014 census) was 32,209. The district is represented by Buah Pakan.

Most of its inhabitants are ethnic Iban group (91% or 24,972) and a few minorities of Chinese group (8.17% or 8,071) usually concentrated in its town area. A small minority of Muslim (1.15% or 966) work in a government sector, such as teachers, nurses, district officers, and police.

Education[edit]

Pre-schools
  • Tadika KEMAS Pakan
  • Tadika KEMAS Nanga Wak
  • Tadika kemas Nansang
  • Tadika Kemas Ng Balong, Genega
Primary schools
  • SK Nanga Pakan
  • SK Sungai Sugai
  • SK Nanga Wak
  • Sk Nanga Sembawang
  • Sk Ulu Manding
  • Sk Nanga Pedanum
  • Sk Nanga Kota
Secondary school
  • SMK Pakan
  • (extra information) SMK Meradong (Bintangor), SMK Bintangor (Bintangor), the nearest school most of the upper six students attended after they finishing their form 5.

Places of worship[edit]

  • St. Francis Church
  • BEM (SIB) Nanga Pakan
  • Chapel St Joseph,Ulu Kota
  • Mosque (beside Klinik Pakan)
  • Surau Zulkarnain, Rumah Julin, Kg Amut ( Sponsored by Yayasan Amal Malaysia Cawangan Sarawak )

Longhouses[edit]

  • Tr Rawing, Ulu Marau
  • Tr Undi, Sg Gerunggang ( once niang Tr Taling )
  • Tr Sedau Ak Empali
  • Tr Nyambar
  • Tr Bujang
  • Rumah Jilap Bt6 Jalan Entaibai Pakan
  • Tr Matthew Nawong, Lubuk Pisang, Sg Genega
  • Tr Tukang, Nyalak Atas *Tr Andrew Ungon,Darau and other longhouses.

Government buildings and others[edit]

  • Police Station
  • Agro Bank (ATM)
  • District Office
  • Clinic Pakan (with doctor)
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Pump House Pakan
  • Marketplace
  • Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara office

Public Transportions[edit]

Buses
  • Borneo Almagated Sdn. Bhd ( Limited trip per day)
Others
  • Private transport

Utilities[edit]

  • Water (already covered most of the part of Long houses nearer to Pakan) 2016
  • Electricity (already covered most of the part of Long houses nearer to Pakan) 2014

This condition is about long houses. Pakan already have this utilities ages ago.

Entertainment Spot[edit]

  • GYM
  • Local Pub

Phone reception[edit]

  • Umobile*
  • Celcom*
  • Maxis*
  • Digi*
  • Kampung tanpa wayar ( Pakan town and other long houses either at Pakan or at Wak)

(*)Not all the locations fully covered. Depending on the area and the location of the tower.

Direct Broadcast Satellite TV[edit]

  • Astro ( Pay TV )
  • Njoy ( Free TV )
  • Normal Athena

Town[edit]

  • Pakan
  • Near to Julau and Bintangor
  • Sibu and Sarikei (big town)

Potential Tourism Spots[edit]

  • Lumbung Rentap at Bukit Sibau (Rentap's final resting place)
  • Wong Puji waterfall
  • Bukit Uyu (the grave of the Rentap's follower , Uyu , Medan and two mores
  • Kerangan Rantau Enjin, Lubok Kelau, Sg Julau..jpg
    Kerangan Rantau Enjin, Jln Pakan-Ulu Kota.

Annual Event[edit]

  • Pesta Pakan
  • Kembara Off-Road

Alternate road[edit]

New road alternative connecting user from Sibu to go directly to Ulu Budu in Saratok district by passing through Pakan provides a shorter time compared to the existing one which passes through T-junction to Sarikei. What used to be about 3 hours journey from Sibu to Saratok will take only about 2 hours. So users on a long journey to Kuching benefit a lot from this road.

Sibu -> Julau -> Bintangor -> Sarikei -> Pakan -> Wak -> Ulu Budu -> Saratok

Nearest Airport[edit]

  • Airport Sibu

Airport Sibu -> Pakan - duration 2 hours

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2014". Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. iv. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 1°53′N 111°41′E / 1.883°N 111.683°E / 1.883; 111.683